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Astellas Pharma Inc. to Acquire OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date:5/16/2010

TOKYO and MELVILLE, N.Y. May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503), a global pharmaceutical company, and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIP), a biotechnology company primarily focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of molecular targeted therapies addressing medical needs in oncology, diabetes and obesity, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Astellas will acquire OSI.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Astellas will increase its offer price to $57.50 per share, which represents a premium of 55% to the closing price for OSI's shares of $37.02 on February 26, 2010, the last trading day before the announcement by Astellas of its tender offer. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the combination. The all-cash transaction is valued at $4.0 billion on a fully diluted basis.

The combined company creates a world-class oncology platform supporting Astellas' stated growth strategy of becoming a Global Category Leader in Oncology, a high-priority therapeutic area for Astellas. OSI commercializes Tarceva® (erlotinib), a leading cancer medication. OSI's total annual revenues for 2009, as reported in its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, were $428 million and operating income was $153 million.

Masafumi Nogimori, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astellas, said, "The merger with OSI prov
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